News archive from 25 December 2015, page 8

China stocks little changed as trading shrinks on Christmas; HK on holiday

* CSI300 -0.1 pct; SSEC +0.1 pct; Hong Kong closed * Trading was tiny toward year-end * Hong Kong market closed for Christmas SHANGHAI, Dec 25 China stocks were little changed on Friday morning as trading volumes shrank in a reflection of the...

 
Call The Midwife on BBC1 tonight with Helen George as Trixie, Charlotte Richie as Barbara & Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne in Christmas special set in 1950s Poplar in London's East End

Call The Midwife on BBC1 tonight with Helen George as Trixie, Charlotte Richie as Barbara & Jenny Agutter...

CALL The Midwife is back for a Christmas special on BBC One tonight (Christmas Day, Friday, December 25). The drama series folows a group of midwives in London's East End during the 1950s and is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth. In tonight's...

 
Free Agents: Chelsea hero, Tottenham flop, West Ham bad boy, Brazil legend

Free Agents: Chelsea hero, Tottenham flop, West Ham bad boy, Brazil legend

Emmanuel Adebayor The 31-year-old Togo international has been without a club since September following his release from Tottenham. This absence from the game, which prevents him from signing for another club until the January window opens, was because...

 

Malcolm Turnbull gets a warm welcome at Wayside Chapel Christmas party

Malcolm Turnbull has been welcomed like a rock star at a Christmas street party with Sydney’s self-described biggest family. Related: The people sharing their homes with asylum seekers this Christmas About 800 people were expected at the Wayside...

 
Revealed: Why Manchester United are really struggling under Louis van Gaal

Revealed: Why Manchester United are really struggling under Louis van Gaal

According to details from leading football data specialists Opta, league leaders Leicester need only 46 successful passes for a shot on target. That is the fewest in the league while United's 131 passes is the most. Damningly, United have managed just...

Daily Star, 04:12 in Sport
 
Prime Minister David Cameron hails Britain's 'Christian values' in Christmas message

Prime Minister David Cameron hails Britain's 'Christian values' in Christmas message

Britain's Christian values have been key to making the country a successful home to people of all faiths and none, David Cameron has said in his annual Christmas message. The Prime Minister emphasised the importance of peace and security at a time...

 

Kei Taniguchi, pioneering female mountaineer, dies in fall from peak

The Japanese mountaineer Kei Taniguchi has died in an accident while climbing in the snowy Daisetsuzan range in northern Japan’s Hokkaido. She was 43. Related: On strike at 8,848 metres: Sherpa and the story of an Everest revolution Taniguchi, who...

 
Keep cool and respect shopworkers during Boxing Day sales, urges union as abuse figures revealed

Keep cool and respect shopworkers during Boxing Day sales, urges union as abuse figures revealed

Shoppers have been urged to keep cool and respect store workers during one of the most frantic shopping days of the year. Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has called for shoppers to keep their cool and respect shopworkers every day, but...

 
Woman defied ban to get job as carer

Woman defied ban to get job as carer

CRIMINAL Natalia McFarquar got a job as a carer – despite being banned from working with vulnerable adults. The 28-year-old failed to mention she had a caution for possessing indecent photos of a child when she applied for a position with home care...

 

Bones of Utah outlaw who shot park ranger found in cave by reward seeker

The remains of a man police believe shot and wounded a Utah state park ranger in 2010 and eluded more than 100 officers in a desert manhunt were found on Thursday, authorities said. Related: Country singer Randy Howard’s shooting death sparks scrutiny...

 
Santa to visit children on hospital ward

Santa to visit children on hospital ward

Santa Claus will be making a special visit to the region’s newest hospital. He will be visiting the new NHS Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, in Cramlington, at noon on Christmas Day. Santa will stop off first to see patients on the...

 
Wanted man in violent Christmas Day stand-off with police in Grimsby

Wanted man in violent Christmas Day stand-off with police in Grimsby

A man wanted by police laid siege to a Grimsby street for six hours, ending on Christmas Day. The man in his 20s, believed to be Joshua Dempsey, was arrested after a rooftop stand-off in Castle Street, Grimsby. Three other people were arrested at the...

 
Public bodies still working to 'reduce the risk of harm' to residents of Plas y Bryn nursing home

Public bodies still working to 'reduce the risk of harm' to residents of Plas y Bryn nursing home

Public bodies are still working to “reduce the risk of harm to residents” at a crisis-hit care home set to close in a matter of weeks. The Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales (CSSIW) is working with Gwynedd council and Betsi Cadwaladr...

 
Japan reported to be proposing 'comfort women' solution

Japan reported to be proposing 'comfort women' solution

Japan is reported to have proposed setting up a government fund to resolve a longstanding disagreement with South Korea about sex slaves during World War Two. The "comfort women" were forced to work in Japanese military brothels. PM Shinzo...

BBC, 05:11 in World News
 
Crewe Alexandra: We must learn to protect a lead better – Steve Davis

Crewe Alexandra: We must learn to protect a lead better – Steve Davis

MANAGERS often talk about the importance of scoring first in a game, but for Crewe Alexandra, it's not quite as simple as that. The 1-1 draw with Fleetwood last weekend was the ninth time already this season that the Alex have scored first. However,...

 


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